We have big ambitions that stretch as far as every corner of the earth. To make clean mobility accessible to everyone, everywhere. We'll pave the way with a first, low volume series. The first series proves our revolutionary car, showing the world just how far clean solar kilometres can take us. Delivering the first highly-efficient solar car is a critical step - but we're honest - it won't create the environmental impact we're aiming for. But it will lay inroads for it to follow.Learn about Lightyear 0>
We’ll make the car accessible for everyone, by delivering a high-volume car at an affordable price point, with all the benefits of its low-volume predecessor.Learn about Lightyear 2>
We, now more than ever, care about the environment. As part of this shift in focus, governments, companies, and individuals are all increasingly turning towards sustainable energy sources. This is one of the driving forces behind an economy geared towards positive impact.
Global premiere of Lightyear 0
Lightyear produces the world's most efficient electric car to date
LeasePlan reserves 5,000 Lightyear 2 cars to add to their fleet
Lightyear reaches $110M (€93M) funding milestone in 2021 YTD
The first performance test with Lightyear Validation Prototype is conducted
We reveal our first-ever validation prototype, paving the way for real-life testing.
Lightyear successfully closes $45M funding round
TRL 7 is achieved. Our Vehicle Performance Model (VPM) is finetuned and we start developing Lightyear 2.
Our first Lightyear Research Vehicles hit the road
We’re awarded TIME Best Inventions
We set records with the Lightyear One prototype as the most aerodynamic family car ever.
We show the world what a future of clean mobility looks like by unveiling our Lightyear One prototype.
We mature. Our first patents are filed.
We share our vision with the world, publicly launch the Lightyear brand, and secure our first Lightyear reservation.
Idea becomes reality: Lightyear is officially founded and incorporated.
Eindhoven defends its title by winning the World Solar Challenge again with Stella Lux.
Founded in September
Employees incl. interns
World solar championships
Media coverage (global reach)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Our advisors provide valuable advice within their areas of expertise, as well as help us connect to their network.
Partner at Wilson Sonsini
President Institute for Photonic Integration TU/e
Design Director of Pininfarina
Strategy Director at Sturm
Former Director of Global EV Charging at Tesla
Former Senior VP Mobility Services at VW Group and VP Connected Driving at HERE
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We design for independence and convenience. We create clean solar electric cars that can drive off-grid and into all of life's adventures.